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GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin questioned presidential candidate John McCain's decision to abandon efforts to win Michigan. The Alaska governor -- in an interview with Fox News Channel -- said she was disappointed that the McCain campaign decided to stop competing...
Four Texas congressional Democrats and two Republicans switched their votes to help pass the $700 billion bailout bill. The six Texans had voted against the bill on Monday but voted for it Friday afternoon. The bill passed the House by a vote of 263-171. Democrats who changed...
For Meredith Reid, the prospect of volunteering her time at east Austin's Allison Elementary School is something that brightens her day. "It an opportunity to serve with a bigger, larger cause and create change in the world. I've always joked with the family growing up that I...
Austin police, Travis county Sheriffs Deputies and U.S. Marshals have arrested Brian Wells for allegedly stealing computer parts from Dell. According APD Det. Henry Cobb, Wells was allegedly stealing Dell customers’ information online, then poising as a Dell computer repair...
A $700 billion financial bailout bill is on its way to President Bush for his signature, now that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted 263-171 to approve the measure. While more than a dozen lawmakers changed their votes from Monday, when the measure was rejected by the...
Austin City staffers say the developers of The Domain have lived up to their end of an agreement signed by the City Council in 2003 and are entitled to a tax rebate payment. The Council passed the agreement to get the developers to build their upscale shopping complex inside the...
District Judge Ken Anderson sentenced 49-year-old Donald Roger "Roddy" Clyde to five years in prison and then 10 years of probation for stealing $800,000 from the Fellowship at Forest Creek church. He also imposed 26 conditions of probation that include Clyde spending four days...
Round Rock police are asking for the public's help finding the person who ran over a motorcyclist on September 25th at North Mays and Bowman Road. The victim, 53-year-old Victor Luna, died of his injuries four days later. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a 2001-2205 white Chevy...
A Texas state representative has asked the state attorney general for an opinion on whether providing college tuition benefits to illegal immigrants violates federal law. State Representative Leo Berman says believes a Texas law giving state financial aid and in-state tuition to...